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The Champ Original recording remastered


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1. The Champ (Parts 1 and 2)
2. Birk's Works
3. Caravan
4. Time On My Hands
5. On The Sunny Side Of The Street
6. Tin Tin Deo
7. Star Dust
8. They Can't Take That Away From Me
9. The Bluest Blues
10. Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac
11. Oo-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be
12. Bopsies Blues
13. Blue Skies

Product Details

  • Audio CD (February 11, 2003)
  • Original Release Date: 1947
  • Number of Discs: 1
  • Format: Original recording remastered
  • Label: Savoy Jazz
  • ASIN: B000087N0W
  • Average Customer Review: 4.8 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (4 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #83,602 in Music (See Top 100 in Music)

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John Birks Gillespie was born on October 21, 1917 in Cheraw, South Carolina, the youngest of nine children. He emerged as a trumpet player whose role as a founding father of modern jazz made him a major figure in 20th-century American music. His signature moon cheeks and bent trumpet made him one of the world's most instantly recognizable figures.

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8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By JG on December 23, 2005
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Small group sesions with great musicians, great songs of the day all add to a wonderful collection..The Champ was a 2 sided single presented here here as a 5 minute blowout...Art Blakey,Milt Jackson,John Coltrane all grace some of these sides doing standard classics such as Caravan,Star Dust,Sunny Side,numbers by Gershwin and Berlin as well as Dizzy's Birks Works.Two bonus tracks here make this all a real good piece of music.
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7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By Matthew Watters on May 11, 2009
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The historians of jazz tend to slough over the period between the demise of swing and the advent of hard bop and the LP era in the mid-1950s, largely focusing on the innovations of Charlie Parker and the advent of "cool" jazz and consigning most of the rest of the music produced during this period to the dustbin of obscurity. But a bit of digging reveals an astonishing diversity in the music, from the polytonal experiments of Lee Konitz and Teddy Charles, to the big bands of Stan Kenton and Dizzy Gillespie - the latter, in its short existence, setting the standard for all large jazz bands that have since followed. This particular album by Dizzy followed close on the heals of the demise of that band but itself suggested a direction for small-group jazz different from that of the Jazz Messengers school of hard bop that would soon prevail, a direction based more on arrangements and variety than on giving soloists a platform to blow. The music on The Champ is an historical dead end of a sort, but a wondrously delightful one, with Dizzy and his cohorts revelling in a variety of feelings and textures and instrumental line-ups, with legendary musicians like Kenny Burrell, Stuff Smith and J.J. Johnson along for the ride but band sizes never exceeding a sextet. As always, Diz's trumpet work seems casually tossed off yet gleaming in its brilliance; he really was one-of-a-kind, jazz's cavalier poet. The other reviewer sums up the music succinctly and well, but what makes this album a keeper and a classic is its overriding sense of joy.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By RH on December 22, 2014
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This Great Bonus Edition Belongs Must Be Included In The MP3 Department!
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What would become one of his finest masterpieces and perhaps his last album
for the Savoy label after nine years (and six albums), Dizzy Gillespie again deeply
impressed both the critics and listeners when he released this mesmerizing album
in 1952 that define Gillespie's reputation as bebop's top showman after the Bebop
Revolution gave way to the Modern Jazz Era. The Champ would highly showcase
Dizzy's strikingly potent mixture of bop virtuosity and robust good humour that are
infused on these beloved small band recordings that feature stellar jazz musicians
like J.J. Johnson, Art Blakey, Milt Jackson and ace violinist Stuff Smith, as well as
up-and-coming jazz masters Kenny Burrell and John Coltrane. Beginning with the
exhilarating title track, the first rate track set conclude at full force on other classic
original hits like Birks' Works; Tin Tin Teo; The Bluest Blues; the gleeful a capella-
driven Swing Low, Sweet Cadillac and the outrageously fun Oo-Shoo-Be-Doo-Be,
as well as brilliant takes on standards like Caravan, Time On My Hands, Stardust,
and They Can't Take That Away From Me, until ending on a brilliant note with two
bonus tracks- Bopsies Blues and Blue Skies.
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0 of 1 people found the following review helpful By Cristian E. on October 8, 2014
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Excellent!!!
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